A Day at Greystone Doheny Mansion: 2017 Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance
Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance welcomed guests on May 7, 2017 for its eighth annual event celebrating rare cars in a rare setting. Encompassing a curated field of 125 invitation-only cars and 10 motorcycles, the concours is a “must” for car-lovers and unmatched in its offerings, set amidst the historic beauty of Greystone Mansion and its gardens. This year featured classes included the 70th Anniversary of Ferrari and 100 Years of Lincoln. Other classes included Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Porsche, Rolls Royce, Corvette, Cadillac, Pre-War Classics, Post-War American, Post-War British, Post-War Sports, Grand Touring and Special Interest.
The estate’s hilltop location with sweeping city views marks the last seat of the Doheny Family as well as the pinnacle and grand finale of gilded age architecture on the West Coast. While Greystone Park is open to the public during the year, the mansion opens its doors only for special events, including this concours. Spectators strolled the mansion and enjoyed the architecture amongst an array of vendors.
Back on the show field, Awards Stage Presentations included an interesting discussion of “The Passion of the Collector” with David Gooding of Gooding & Co. and Peyman Salehi of City National Bank. Wheeler Dealer’s Mike Brewer spoke about great cars and where to find them, while LA’s reVamp fashion show highlighted vintage fashion. When the awards ceremony commenced, Stan Lucas took Best in Show Concours d’Elegance with his spectacular and original 1929 Lincoln L LeBaron Aero Phaeton, the most expensive Lincoln made prior to WWII. A & A Classics’ took home the Best of Show Concours d’Sport with their equally historic 1954 Ferrari Mondial 500.
Greystone Mansion is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a Beverly Hills Local Historic Landmark. The concours benefits the Friends of Greystone, a community based nonprofit dedicated to the restoration of the mansion’s interior and rooms.
For additional information on the concours, visit the City of Beverly Hills website: www.greystoneconcours.org
For information on Greystone Mansion and the Friends of Greystone, go to: www.greystonemansion.org